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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.77
Went to CC tonight at the source mall here in Westbury to check out the deals. Before I went there though, I checked out Target and Walmart, both just 10 minutes walking distance from CC to see their DVD prices and do a comparsion. For the most part, it's still a ripoff over there even with the 'discount' (20% off for CDs and DVDs, 30% for furniture and fixtures, and 10% on other items). How bad was it? I found the Austin Powers 3 DVD pack on 'sale' for $25 plus tax before the discount. In Walmart, it was $13, so even with CC's discount, you're likely paying 7 dollars (over 50%!) more. Family Guy season box sets were $35 reg. at CC, probably $28 with the discount while Target had them at $20. Other movies and TV shows deals weren't as bad (ex. The Office box set was $40 reg. price at both CC and Target, so with the 20% off, you're saving 8 bucks at CC), but overall there's no great savings to be had right now, IMO. My best guess is to wait maybe a week or two to see if it goes down to at least 40-50% off and maybe you'll get a steal or two. Of course, you'll run the risk of not finding anything worthwhile you might like by then, but it's better then buying something you want because it's on 'sale' only to find out you overpaid anyway. Got to go with guys like the Goon, Java, and Tarnish on the buyer beware front.

As for CC closing, I never really brought much there because of the aforementioned pricing, but I'm sad to see it go for two reasons. One, I know someone who's a manager there and had gotten his life back in order in a large part because of the job. I'll also miss it for the general competition. Now, it's Best Buy and only BB for most of my electronic needs. And it doesn't help that this will be at least the fifth big-name store to close in the mall in about three months (KB Toys, Spencer, Steve & Barry's, and BC Sports Collectibles have closed or are in the process of closing down). More than anywhere else, you can see biggest effect of the damaged economy here in the malls.





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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.91
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    How bad was it? I found the Austin Powers 3 DVD pack on 'sale' for $25 plus tax before the discount. In Walmart, it was $13, so even with CC's discount, you're likely paying 7 dollars (over 50%!) more.


Apologies for going all tangential and all, but I was in a Target a couple of days ago, continuing to re-fit a basement which flooded out last summer. After grabbing the card table I came for, I went through the grocery section, and saw Miracle Whip, 32oz jar for $2.54 - and grabbed a couple. (This was not marked as a sale.) After Target, I went to the Jewel grocery chain (Albertson's), which had the same 32oz jar going for $6.99!

Grocery prices are the one thing that haven't settled back in this supposed 'deflationary' period with gas prices no longer in the stratosphere...

I would really like a logical explanation for this.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.53
Gas is not the only factor.

Everything has to go back down. Prices on all of the intermediary products lagged behind gas as they raised - feed, hay, bedding, etc - and they are starting to come down a little.

There is a feedback loop that has to be short ciruited.




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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by TheOldMan
      Originally posted by supersalvadoran
      How bad was it? I found the Austin Powers 3 DVD pack on 'sale' for $25 plus tax before the discount. In Walmart, it was $13, so even with CC's discount, you're likely paying 7 dollars (over 50%!) more.


    Apologies for going all tangential and all, but I was in a Target a couple of days ago, continuing to re-fit a basement which flooded out last summer. After grabbing the card table I came for, I went through the grocery section, and saw Miracle Whip, 32oz jar for $2.54 - and grabbed a couple. (This was not marked as a sale.) After Target, I went to the Jewel grocery chain (Albertson's), which had the same 32oz jar going for $6.99!

    Grocery prices are the one thing that haven't settled back in this supposed 'deflationary' period with gas prices no longer in the stratosphere...

    I would really like a logical explanation for this.


One thing I can think of is LIFO accounting. Last In, First Out. They have charged to the books some expensive Miracle Whip, so they're trying to make a profit with the high price.



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.31
To those who went to CC recently: and good deals on HDTVs? Preferably Samsung? :D
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.64
There's also this deal where stores often have an item marked on "sale" for 90% of the year, but (at least in some places) to call it a "sale" item, they have to charge regular price every so often. I just try never to buy these items during the short period they are regular price, or to buy it somewhere else that week. (I don't buy Miracle Whip, so I can't say if this is one of these or not)
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
    Originally posted by Lise
    There's also this deal where stores often have an item marked on "sale" for 90% of the year, but (at least in some places) to call it a "sale" item, they have to charge regular price every so often. I just try never to buy these items during the short period they are regular price, or to buy it somewhere else that week. (I don't buy Miracle Whip, so I can't say if this is one of these or not)


Yeah, Wal-Mart does this a lot. I work as a sales rep for Quaker, Tropicana, and Gatorade products in Supercenters in central and northeast Missouri. We had 20oz 8-pk Gatorade on "Rollback" from $5.98 to 4.98 from about the time I started the job in July 07 to the start of 09. But they always advertised it as a deal even though that was basically regular price forever.

I'll second Guru's post. It's not just the cost of transporting the goods, the items needed to make the goods might still be high. The glass jars or ingredients for a jar of Miracle Whip might still be up there even with gas down. If I saw a jar of 32oz MW for $6.99 in ANY store, it'd better make my shit turn to gold.

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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.14
    Originally posted by TheOldMan
    Grocery prices are the one thing that haven't settled back in this supposed 'deflationary' period with gas prices no longer in the stratosphere...

    I would really like a logical explanation for this.
Same reason for the Greyhound people and any airline: if they raised their fares when gas was $1.25 a litre, and they're the same price when gas is now almost fifty cents lower: they're making a higher profit now.

At least that's what I think.



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Since: 11.1.02
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.05
The Mrs. and I bought a TV at CC in October '07.

In yesterday's mail was an offer from CC to buy an extended warranty for that TV. Yesterday.

Weird.
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